Did you know that the air inside your home can be more polluted than the air outdoors? If you’ve been experiencing asthma or other respiratory problems when you spend too much time inside, you need to improve your indoor air quality. Here are four ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home.
Clean Your Ducts
Removing dirt and debris from your ductwork can benefit you in these ways:
1. Remove allergens. Dust, bacteria, mold, fungi and pet dander can get trapped in your ductwork.
2. Increases efficiency. Build up of debris over the years can make airflow difficult in your ductwork, which will make your system less efficient.
To reduce the build-up that can occur after a cleaning, consider installing some York® indoor air quality equipment that can keep your home at the right humidity levels, ventilate the air, and filter out allergens and other harmful particles.
Get Indoor Plants
One of the quickest and most affordable fixes you can make right now is to get a few houseplants that are known to filter out harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) like formaldehyde which can cause allergies and respiratory irritations.
Plants add moisture to a dry house in the winter, which slows down the transfer of viruses from person to person.
You get more breathable air. Plants convert carbon monoxide to oxygen, which means better air quality for humans!
Ask your local garden store for these easy-to-care-for plants:
- Spider Plant
- Peace Lily
- Boston Fern
- Golden Pothos
- Chinese Evergreen
Choose Low-VOC Furniture & Paint
You can also do your part and not introduce harmful gasses into the home. Before you renovate, check the products and furniture you buy for their VOC levels. If you buy a memory foam mattress, consider expanding it in the garage so that the VOCs emitted don’t enter your house. If you absolutely can’t avoid VOCs, get some houseplants to absorb the gasses in the room with the new furniture and paint.
Change Your Filter
One way to slow down build up in your ducts is to change your filter according to recommendations. If you have pets and allergies you need to change more often and use more specialized filters. There are now filter delivery programs that will send you the right size and type of filter according to the replacement recommendations so that you’ll never forget.
Air Quality Control in Schererville, IN
Cliff’s Heating, A/C & Generator professionals can service your air conditioner to keep your indoor air quality in top shape. For a free estimate on our air quality improvement services or a quote on any other heating and cooling need, contact us today!